At least 150 arrested in violent protests over France police killing

At least 150 people are arrested across France in a second night of violence triggered by the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old driver, the BBC reports.

The teenager, named as Nahel M, was shot at point-blank range as he refused a traffic stop and drove away.

In Nanterre, where Nahel was shot, vehicles were set on fire and police fired tear gas.

In the Mons-en-Barœul suburb of Lille, people broke into the town hall and started fires.

The French interior minister calls it “a night of unbearable violence against symbols of the republic.”

French President Emmanuel Macron earlier called the shooting of Nahel “unforgivable”, drawing anger from police unions.

Macron described the second night of violence following the shooting of a teenage boy by police as “unjustifiable”.

Speaking at the start of a crisis meeting with ministers this morning, Macron denounced the attacks on state institutions.

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